Ensemble keeps Afro Cuban Jazz alive

November 12, 2017 Life

The Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble performed in Knuth Hall at SF State on last Wednesday using rare instruments and vocals to serenate an audience of students and Parkmerced locals. Director John Calloway has been part of this program for 18 years and learned that music will constantly evolve through his students. He believes a genre ...

Gators explode to 2-0 record after defeating Dominican

November 11, 2017 Sports

The Gators men’s basketball team edged past the UC Dominican Penguins 92-88 at the PAC West/CCAA Challenge tournament, improving their undefeated record of 2-0. While the Gators did at one point lead by 12, the win didn’t come easy. Evan Zeller opened up the game with a 3-point bomb, inciting confidence in the rest of ...

Chicano Batman breaks a language barrier

November 11, 2017 Life

A crowd waited outside the Fox Theater in Oakland on Friday for the Spanish and English band, Chicano Batman, that not only had the audience dancing all night but also sent a strong message against police brutality. Chicano Batman is comprised of four musicians from Los Angeles: lead singer Bardo Martinez, bassist and vocalist Eduardo ...

‘Thor’ manages without Mjolnir

November 11, 2017 Life Opinion

Four years after the not so well-received “Thor: The Dark World,” “Thor: Ragnarok” looks to move the God of Thunder’s franchise to a more fun, hilarious and exciting environment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this third installment of the “Thor” series, Thor’s sister, Hela the Goddess of Death, comes back to Asgard to seek ...

Alpha Phi’s Mr. Heartthrob 2017

November 11, 2017 Multimedia

To raise money for women’s heart health, Alpha Phi held their annual comedy event, Mr. Heartthrob, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Annex 1 on campus. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association, the event fundraised money by showcasing male students from several organizations. By Janel Jackson-Oliver, Bridget Pocasangre and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez

Labor politics and artistry deliver important message to campus

November 9, 2017 Life

Art imitating life is commonplace, and often the defining quality in good art is that, while life moves on, the imitation depicted, sculpted or drawn remains relevant. Victor Arnautoff, a Russian painter and art professor working in the Bay Area for more than two decades, represents this defining artistic quality quite well. According to Professor ...

Distortion and fuzz cause a buzz

November 9, 2017 Life

Reverb and delay pave the way for the latest exhibit at the SF State Design Gallery, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts building. Pedal Culture held its opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 2. It was curated by Ron Light, SF State anthropology alumnus from ’71. Light spent the past year scouring Youtube ...

Men’s basketball looks to capitalize on last season

November 9, 2017 Sports

After losing six seniors and bringing in a new interim coach, San Francisco State’s men’s basketball hopes to emulate last season’s staunch defensive squad. The team enjoyed a successful, yet unfulfilling, season last year. While finishing 25-6 with a  14-1 home record, they were beaten in league play, finishing second and eventually losing in the ...

SF State Jewish students’ lawsuit alleging antisemitism dismissed

November 8, 2017 News

***Note: A previous version of this article had a quote from Ben Gharagozli, one of Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi’s attorneys, that was inaccurate. The article has since been changed to reflect accurate information from Gharagozli.  *** Additional reporting by Nicole Ortega. The lawsuit filed by SF State alumni and current students against the University, including an ...

Tasers: SFPD’s new weapon

November 8, 2017 Opinion

Last Friday, all four mayoral appointees in the Police Commission voted yes on the approval for the San Francisco Police Department to use conducted electrical weapons, or tasers, in San Francisco. This underhanded decision was done despite the overwhelming disapproval for the opposition. The myth of tasers not being “real” weapons falsely reinforces the Police ...

Celebrating life and death

November 7, 2017 Life News

This article was previously posted in Spanish. Celebrating the dead is a Mexican concept in which a person can share their emotions with many others participating in the Day of The Dead. Even though this celebration is a Mexican festivity, many other countries celebrate it as well, like the U.S., which has a population of ...

Refuse Fascism moves to oust Trump with more protests

November 5, 2017

Hundreds of people gathered onto the few stairs within San Francisco’s Union Square for a protest. It was a usual sunny, crisp autumn Saturday afternoon with people breezing in and out of the square — and even the police officers, there to assure safety, looked relaxed. And so the protest, organized by Refuse Fascism, an ...

27 dead, dozens injured in Texas shooting

November 5, 2017 News

A shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has left at least 27 dead and dozens injured, according to Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. via the San Antonio Current. The shooter has not been identified as of yet, and is reportedly dead after a car chase north into Guadalupe County. It ...

Celebrar la vida y la muerte

November 4, 2017 Life

This article is written in Spanish, an English version will be added soon. Celebrar la muerte es un concepto Mexicano en el cual uno puede desahogar su duelo con muchos otros que participan en la celebración llamada Dia de los Muertos. Aunque esta celebración se celebra en todo Mexico tambien Países como los Estados Unidos, ...

BECA student Gabriela Sanchez remembered at on-campus vigil

November 4, 2017 News

Friends and family of SF State BECA student Gabriela Sanchez gathered in remembrance on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Richard Oakes Multicultural center at a Dia de los Muertos celebration of life. Sanchez died in a car accident this past summer. She was 23 years old. Sanchez was honored in the celebration with a Dia ...

Gators’ season comes to a close in CCAA semifinals

November 3, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State men’s soccer closed their historic season today at 11 a.m. in the semifinals with a 0-3 loss against Cal Poly Pomona. The last time the Gators were in the playoffs, the 1978 team made it to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This season, the Gators made it to the ...

Taking a knee at SF State

November 3, 2017 News Sports

It’s more than just the national anthem. It’s greater than lining up in single fashion, putting your right hand over your heart and standing in respect for the American flag. Two San Francisco State soccer players kneeled during the national anthem prior to their match against Sonoma State on Saturday. Taking a knee is a ...

New undergrad advisor brings fresh perspective

November 1, 2017 News

Jason Jacobson, the new director of Undergraduate Advising Center at SF State, talked about his past career achievements and future plans as students piled up at the advising center to seek out assistance in navigating their paths to graduation. Jacobson left his position as the retention and academic success coordinator of the Thunderbird academic program ...

Men’s soccer advance to next round of playoffs

November 1, 2017 Sports

On Halloween night while students on campus were enjoying costume parties, San Francisco State Men’s soccer team was in San Diego claiming their first playoff match 1-0 over the University of San Diego, California. The Gators entered the match as the lower seed, but tied with UCSD earlier in the season 1-1. The previous match ...

Top 5 hidden Netflix horror movies

November 1, 2017 Life Opinion

Halloween is approaching, which means certain spooky traditions that people hold dear are beginning. One of those traditions include screenings for horror movies. Ghosts, monsters and evil things run amok in horror movies, which is why people love them. Glen Walters, Ph.D., explained this desire to be scared in the 2004 Journal of Media Psychology. ...

Gator’s rooftop drop lands him in Thrasher Magazine

November 1, 2017 Life

His skateboard was perched atop a rain gutter. In his head, it seemed easy enough. Drop from the rooftop and let gravity do the rest. The margin for error was great.  His landing pad was the downslope of a cement banister barely as wide as the skateboard itself. One misstep and a trip to the ...

Long distance: Worth it?

November 1, 2017 Opinion

I never imagined myself in a long distance relationship. I’ve been in two LDRs: one that fell apart and one that stands strong to this day. Distance is something that shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to someone that you love and care for. Even with distance involved, it takes effort, patience, understanding and ...

Gators chomp their way to playoffs

October 31, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State won their last game of the regular season on Saturday, celebrating Senior Day, to pull their way into the playoff season for the first time since 1978. After the only goal in the game, set by junior midfielder/defender Ayden Bowers’ header from the right side of the box, the Gators cemented their ...

Bartenders unite for Puerto Rico

October 30, 2017

The San Francisco United States Bartender’s guild held a fundraising event stocked with colorful drinks and fancy finger food to provide Puerto Rico with support on Sunday, a little over a month after Hurricane Maria destroyed the territory. When Rafael Rivera, brand ambassador of a distillery called Lucas Bols USA, saw the devastation on the ...

Shuttle lines remain long despite MUNI line passes provided by GatorPass

October 30, 2017 News

Midway through this semester, students riding SF State shuttles are experiencing longer wait times on campus than in the past, even with the new Gator Pass provided earlier this semester. Students can usually wait anywhere between five to 15 minutes for a shuttle, but lately have been waiting up to 30 minutes. SF State business ...

New Gator wrestling coach takes a chomp at legacy

October 30, 2017 Sports

Being the new kid at school is never comfortable, but for the new men’s wrestling head coach, replacing a legend of over 30 years is a challenge he has accepted and has been waiting for his whole life. Jason Welch, the new coach, said he is up to the task after being hired to lead ...

North Bay pets fill animal shelters

October 30, 2017 Life News

Animal shelters in Sonoma and Napa county are flooded with displaced pets due to the recent devastating fires. The fires, which have destroyed an estimated 5,700 buildings, are still not completely contained, according to state officials. Thousands of families have been forced to leave their homes, many of which don’t have homes to come back ...

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

October 30, 2017 News

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as SF State Police Chief, believing in the value of trust and saying, “we are truly here to serve our campus community.” Growing up, Wu knew ...

Dildos don’t bite; they’re alright

October 30, 2017 Life

One’s sexuality is rarely an easy topic to discuss. So for the women working inside the Cesar Chavez Building, it’s not the number of students who come seeking information on sex that matters, but rather the satisfaction they receive from helping inform them that allows them to enjoy their job. Rebecca MacFife, director of the ...

Students look up to a better economic future

October 30, 2017 News

SF State took part in the annual Up to Us competition, where students get to run a campaign on raising awareness about escalating national debt and how millennials can help to secure the economic future. This is the fifth year SF State has been a part of Up to Us.  The University is third in ...